Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 51

Dr. Mallavarapu
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Telehealth services available

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center

1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701

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Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Mallavarapu has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mallavarapu to book an appointment.


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Dr. Mallavarapu is affiliated with UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital Waterloo, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mallavarapu

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mallavarapu treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mallavarapu treats other conditions, please contact the office at (319) 234-5990.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Mallavarapu typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophageal Diseases
Dysphagia
Esophagitis
Esophageal Varices
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Mallavarapu typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 36 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Gastroparesis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Mallavarapu typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Biopsy
Cirrhosis
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Mallavarapu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Mallavarapu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Iowa
Coventry Health Care of Iowa PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Mallavarapu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mallavarapu

4.7

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (36)
  • Explained conditions well (36)
  • Listened & answered questions (36)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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My doctor of choice for any gastrointestinal issues. Excellent bed-side manner; never acts like he's in a hurry, explains everything well. Office personnel, nurses, etc. all wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 14, 2020
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Dr Ravi takes time with each patient. He showed concern for my well-being, made me feel comfortable & thoroughly explained the procedure and the results. He is kind, confident and caring! I would highly recommend him to my family & friends!!
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Apr 28, 2019
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Dr. Ravi is a compassionate, competent physician.
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Mar 16, 2019
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Dr. Ravi always listens to my concerns and works with me to choose what is best for my condition. He is the most caring doctor I’ve ever known!
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Mar 15, 2019
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Dr.Ravi & his staff are very pleasant and very professional Dr.Ravi is a personable and pleasant. He will answer any questions and address any concerns you have .The nurses make you feel really relaxed and comfortable.This was the first time I had this procedure and the nurses made me feel at ease and relaxed.
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Roger L Clemons in Waterloo , IA – Feb 20, 2019
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Staff are great . Doctor staff great . All went well .
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Mark – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr Ravi is a very caring Doctor. He always listens to my concerns before making decisions about my care. He has provided our family with wonderful care the past 10 years including recommendations to seek further medical care at Mayo when care was needed that he could not provide.
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IA, IA – Dec 27, 2018
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Such a caring doctor very concerned on your needs he listens to his patients and spends time with them just doesn’t say hi and rush out he cares
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Schmidt TT in Tripoli, IA – Dec 27, 2018
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Dr. Ravi is very caring, competent, and goes out of his way to accommodate your needs. I would highly recommend him
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Nov 03, 2018
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I was seen by Dr. Mallavarapu a year ago and underwent an EGD. This year I had a follow-up EGD to make sure everything had healed. The procedure was on time and completely painless. His staff was caring and completely allayed any fears I had about the procedure. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ruth Bass in Cedar Falls – Aug 02, 2018
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Only me briefly by seemed very nice and caring. Explained procedure well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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MS – Jun 28, 2018
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Great Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jun 28, 2018
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Was very kind, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CATaylor – Jun 28, 2018
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Dr. Ravi was fine. The problem is that no one tells you before hand that a consultation before your colonoscopy is going to be billed as not part of the colonoscopy. Therefore, what you call for and ASK ahead of time if it will be covered and the ANSWER is YES.... it really isn't. It is now an office call which is not fully covered as part of the colonoscopy. In addition. Your 'facility fee' is not covered as part of the colonoscopy either and you will be billed for that.
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Jean Camarata in Waterloo – Jun 26, 2018
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dr. ravi is one fine doctor! has helped me with some serious issues. him and his staff are truly kind and helpful. always answered my questions and called me back! would recommend him 100 percent!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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linda pukula in waucoma, IA – May 22, 2018
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Dr. Ravi is just so kind and sweet with absolute patience and answered all my questions adequately! Also, he surrounds you with knowledgeable staff who are very friendly and fun <3 I highly recommend him!
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Deidre Simon in Waterloo – Dec 07, 2017
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Dr. Ravi and his staff are very caring, professional people. Dr. Ravi always has a smile on his face and is willing to listen. He genuinely cares about his patients and so does his staff. They made the procedure go smoothly and care about your comfort. Dr. Ravi is very thorough. My husband and I both go to him for colonoscopies. Dr. Ravi is excellent.
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Wellsburg, IA – Dec 06, 2017
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From the front desk to them walking me out this was a great experience for me. I'd never been sedated before (by anyone else:) and have always feared it. Everyone was friendly but not overly so and very professional. It went really smooth and I found out that demoral is awesome.
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TR in CEDAR falls – Dec 06, 2017
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I was having an issue and really not feeling well. I called and left a message on Dr. Ravi's nurses line. When she called me back the same day he wanted me to come in the next morning for a procedure that totally fixed the problem.
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Deb Johnson in Waterloo – Dec 06, 2017
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Dr. Ravi has taken care of me for over 15 years. He and Barb Burkle both are amazing. I absolutely love them both, and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Robin Nichols in Waterloo, IA – Dec 06, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Mallavarapu has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Louis A Weiss Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
Rush Presby St Luke's M C
Residency Hospital

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What are Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mallavarapu frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Mallavarapu specializes.

Where is Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD's office located?

Dr. Mallavarapu's office is located at 1015 S Hackett Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center

Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center1015 S Hackett Rd Waterloo, IA 50701
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UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital

Waterloo, IA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)